I would love to try your ideas and get to the bottom of this however it's doing it's other problem and not running on a cold boot. When I physically removed the GPU from the mobo, the PC runs and HWinfo runs fine. Should I therefore conclude that my GPU is faulty and get it replaced?Martin said:Before launching the scan press the Settings button, choose the SMBus / I2C. Then you can either disable the entire "GPU I2C Support", which might cause you not to see additional GPU sensors if present. Better solution would be in the "GPU I2C Bus Exclusion" box to check the box with number 6. That should fix the sensor-only mode.
There might be an additional issue causing the freezing. There seems to be some USB device causing that. If that happens, try to unplug your USB devices to see if that helps.
Please let me know the results...
Sorry I should have been more clear. When I went round my friends house I simply ran the GPU in his rig and there was nothing wrong with the GPU. I put it back into my PC, ran it through his displays and it worked. I was able to install drivers fully which device manager now recognized as prior it only showed integrated.Martin said:No, your GPU should be OK. I don't understand why are you unable to change those settings. You can change them *before* the scan (and troubles) is launched. Or are you maybe running HWiNFO as autostart ?